I often feel like I am treading water in a sea of strong and savvy senior pastors, watching them stand proudly at the helm of their mighty cruise ships, while I barely keep afloat while clinging desperately to a piece of driftwood—ancient driftwood that may contain the secret to our true pastoral calling.
Dr. Jeremy Berg is the founding and lead pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church and Professor of Bible & Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School in Minnesota. Jeremy earned a Doctorate in New Testament Context with Dr. Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary and holds a MA in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary, and BA in Biblical Studies from Bethel University. He and his wife, Kjerstin, have three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.
My fancy bound dissertation came in the mail this week! In the coming days, I want to share several excerpts from the introduction and concluding sections of my thesis.
As a dad of 3 curious children, these faith films offer great pathways into discussions about Easter and the story of Jesus. This past week we enjoyed two in particular that I thought I would recommend to others.
This Easter we explore Resurrection through the lenses of the Jonah story and hear a sermon we’ll not soon forget, “Resurrection Vomit.”
What might we be missing when we jump from Good Friday to Easter Sunday? What happened on Holy Saturday?
Like Jonah’s experience in the belly, the past year can be summed up as “Dark, Cramped, & Stinky.” This Good Friday let us join Jonah in the belly of the fish, to imaginatively enter into his experience and ponder his prayer from the depths. And anticipate Resurrection!
I’m thrilled to share my past four years of doctoral studies has resulted in a thesis that has been approved. You can call me Dr. J if you want! :) I have been researching sages & students in the ancient world, and having the time of my life with renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight.
I’m pulling out of the vault and dusting off some old Holy Week “greatest hits” I’ve written, and excited to release today a new audio dramatization of my “Tale of the Cursed Fig Tree.” What if the fig tree Jesus cursed could tell his side of the story? […]
We’ve all been bitten by the Serpent of Old, and the venom of sin in all its various forms courses through our veins. Where can we LOOK for healing? Jeremy’s message from John 3:14 and Num. 21 with scripture readings by Peter & Isaak Berg.
For this 3rd Sunday of Lent we have music by Jeremy, Scripture reading by Isaak Berg, and a message by Pastor Bill on Jesus’ “temple tantrum” in John 2:13-22. Enjoy!
Dominionism, and the Christian nationalism it has spawned, are antithetical to the cross. It is a false gospel and those who preach it have their minds set on the things of man (fear, power, and control) and not the things of God (faith, hope, and love).